According to an LA Times article, “Megachurch pastors defy coronavirus pandemic, insisting on right to worship,” there are only about 15% of American churches that are defying CDC recommendations for any large gatherings, which is hoped to contain the pandemic.
One pastor was arrested. He defied the mandated order stating that is his right under the Constitution (1st Amendment).
“Those that are continuing to have services are most likely to be those who subscribe to prosperity gospel beliefs that claim God will protect them from adversity or are pitting their claims of religious freedom against the welfare of those they would like to evangelize,” said Scott Thumma, a sociology and religion professor at Hartford Seminary.
What do you think?
If you missed it, see this earlier post that offers a different viewpoint on Christian responsibility.
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